Friday, December 19, 2014
One outstanding student will receive a new Chevy Spark

Findlay Automotive Group has joined with CCSD for the ninth annual Drive for Excellence, in which an outstanding student will be presented with a 2014 Chevrolet Spark to be donated by Findlay Chevrolet. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, students must have a 3.7 GPA and no unexcused absences in order to qualify for the Drive for Excellence program. For more information, click here or call the School-Community Partnership program at (702) 799-6560.

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Friday, December 19, 2014
Ian Salzman of Spring Valley HS named Nevada's Teacher of the Year

As reported by the Associated Press, Spring Valley High School teacher Ian Salzman was named Nevada’s 2015 Teacher of the Year during a ceremony at the school Dec. 19. According to the AP, “Salzman graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a bachelor's degree in English. He worked in the private sector before getting a master's in teaching from Sierra Nevada College and pursuing certification through Nevada's Alternative Routes for Licensure program.” Salzman also works...

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Friday, December 19, 2014
Adults and children enjoy story time at Cortez Elementary School

Forty-two adults and 95 children went to Cortez Elementary School 45 minutes before the start of classes on Dec. 19 to listen as a holiday storybook was read aloud. The book was “Santa’s Book of Names” by Marilyn Courtot. As part of the "Breakfast with Books" event, five students won raffle prizes and 25 students turned in reading logs to earn a prize from the treasure chest. For more information, call Principal Belinda Jones at (702) 799-2180.

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Friday, December 19, 2014
New law links school attendance to getting a driver's license

A state law that takes effect Jan. 1 will prevent teenagers with too many unexcused absences from obtaining their driver's license. According to KLAS-TV, “Senate Bill 269 or SB 269 takes a hard look at the attendance record of students under 18 who want to apply for a driver's license or a permit.  The teens have to submit a DMV 301 form and get it signed by their school showing that the student has had less than 10 unexcused absences.”

Category: students